Category Archives: ALD News

Be Sure Not to Miss…

The ALD Task Force is planning to have a big presence at this year’s 103rd NASBA Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Kenny Denny will be manning the ALD booth, located in the Regency Ballroom Foyer, to answer any questions meeting attendees may have regarding the ALD. In addition to the information booth, please make…

The Next Step for the ALD…Public

Based on feedback received from state boards, the ALD is regarded as a valuable tool when determining if an individual and/or firm is licensed and in good standing. In fact, with continued use, state boards are discovering that the ALD is a positive asset when performing daily tasks. For example, California is planning for their…

The Map Says it All

When faced with a new challenge, what is your standard approach? Do you take a practical approach of formulating a plan, or do you immediately tackle the issue head-on, with no formal plan in place? When I first assumed the role as NASBA’s ALD Administrator, there were only four states participating in the ALD. This…

ALD Plans to Assist the Public

We are very excited about the continued expansion of the ALD board tool as well as our plans to provide a Web site with basic licensee information to the public. The Public Web site is an exciting new way we are assisting boards in protecting the public through access to information. In February, NASBA sent…

Recent Improvements…

The ALD Task Force is continuously thinking of ways for the ALD to better assist boards. Recently, three new improvements were introduced to the system. The improvement that our team is most excited about is direct access to Accountancy Licensing Library (ALL) summary information in the ALD. Users no longer have to leave the ALD…

ALD Welcomes California

In life, commitment oftentimes serves as a catalyst to achieving a goal or task. In turn, a sense of real accomplishment accompanies completion of the goal or task – especially if the undertaking is one of great importance. One important goal of NASBA is to continually increase the awareness and number of participants in the…

The ALD Discussed at Upcoming Conferences

The ALD Taskforce will meet in Nashville, TN, in conjunction with the 15th Annual Conference for Executive Directors and State Board Staff held March 21-23, 2010. The focus of the Taskforce meeting will be to review progress and to map out plans for 2010. In addition, ALD Administrator, Kenny Denny, will be on-site during the…

The New Year Brings the Next Step in the ALD

Another exciting piece of the ALD will be unveiled at the Conference for Executive Directors and State Board Staff in March. A prototype for the public version of the ALD is underway. The purpose of the ALD has always been envisioned as two-fold. The initial purpose of the ALD is to assist states in regulating…

Momentum

By Dan Sweetwood, ALD Chair The word momentum comes to mind when I think of the status of ALD today. Like Mobility, the ALD is steadily gaining velocity. One year ago, 28 jurisdictions stood committed to participating in the ALD. Today, that number has grown to 44, or 80% of U.S. Boards of Accountancy. This…

Just in….

The total number of states now participating in the ALD is 21. The following three states began contributing to the ALD in the last quarter: New York, New Hampshire and South Dakota. Our team is actively working with Alabama, California, Maryland, Nebraska and Ohio to bring them on to the ALD in 2009. We continue…